There is a great variety of things to do in Gran Canaria to keep the whole family entertained. In this section we will check out several Gran Canaria Theme Parks for those days when you feel like a day away from the beach.
Amusement Park Maspalomas
Holiday World is the only permanent fairground or amusement park in the Canary Islands and offers attractions for all ages (rollercoaster, pirate ship, bumper cars, sky-drop, carousel, etc.) in its Wooland Fun Park. There is also a bowling alley, arcade, escape rooms, karaoke party rooms, gym and clubs. For food and drink head to the street food market on the top floor with 14 restaurants to choose from, there's also a sports bar, casino and healthy food restaurant on the ground floor.
Visit Holiday World Maspalomas website for tickets, prices and more information
Water Park Maspalomas
At any time of the year you can slide on the toboggans of this huge open air water park in Maspalomas which boasts 15 different attractions. Aqualand has a wave pool and a mini park of smaller slides for the younger members of the family. If swimming with sea lions sounds like your kind of fun, you can do this here too!
Visit Aqualand Maspalomas website for tickets, opening hours and more information.
Animal Park Maspalomas
If you like plants and animals, you are absolutely right to choose to spend the day at Palmitos Park, located in a lush valley full of palm trees. The favourite attractions of the park are the dolphin show, the birds of prey exhibition, the parrot show, and the exotic birds exhibition. Palmitos Park also has an impressive variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, tropical and coral fish, butterflies, cacti and orchids. Get to know the dolphins up close and personal in the unique ‘Dolphin Encounter' experience.
Visit Palmitos Park website for tickets, opening hours and more information.
Wild West Theme Park San Agustin
Live an experience surrounded by cowboys and Indians, with all the action coming from the American Wild West: duels, loots, fights, hangings, dancing, horses, cattle-drive and much more. There is a weekend barbeque on Saturday and Sunday included in the ticket price.
Visit Sioux City website for tickets, opening hours and more information.
Angry Birds Activity Park
Children's Adventure Playground Puerto Rico
This park in Puerto Rico is designed for the fun of both children and adults featuring characters from the Angry Birds video game. The activities include a scooter ramp, pedal cars, bag jump, zip lines, a climbing wall, an air somersault, track, interactive football wall, a unique adventure croquet course, a laser maze and much more. A great way for the family to have fun together!
Visit Angry Birds Activity Park website for tickets, opening hours and more information
Animal Park Rescue Center Aguimes
By visiting this rescue center for exotic animals you are contributing to their shelter and protection, many of them retrieved from illegal traffic and rescued from bad conditions. The main attraction of the park is the crocodiles, there are more than 300! There are also snakes, Bengal tigers, tropical fish, baboons, birds and even fennec foxes and sugar gliders.
Visit Cocodrilo Park website for prices, opening hours and more information.
Water Park Taurito
Situated right next to Taurito beach, Lago Taurito is the largest salt water pool on the island. There are 5 adrenaline pumping slides such as the Space Bowl and Kamikaze plus attractions for the younger ones and plenty of sunbathing areas. Some hotels in Taurito offer free entrance to this water park as part of the package. Since Puerto Rico water park closed down, this is the nearest water park for many staying in the Mogán area. This is the only water park in Gran Canaria with an official bowling alley, arcade, mini golf, shopping area, disco and sports courts.
Visit Lago Taurito Website for prices, opening hours and more information.
Have you been to any of these theme parks in Gran Canaria? Let us know the best one in the comments below. 😃